Good buy or bust.

#1
I was pondering around a garage sale last weekend when I stumbled upon a Winston rod tube. I opened it up and found a lightly used Winston vapor rod with the top section missing. The sticker price was 20 bucks but I managed to talk the owner down to ten. Now I'm wondering if it would be possible to order the top piece or did I just waste ten bucks. I've looked online and haven't been able to find any contact info for Winston.
 
#3
I was pondering around a garage sale last weekend when I stumbled upon a Winston rod tube. I opened it up and found a lightly used Winston vapor rod with the top section missing. The sticker price was 20 bucks but I managed to talk the owner down to ten. Now I'm wondering if it would be possible to order the top piece or did I just waste ten bucks. I've looked online and haven't been able to find any contact info for Winston.
I found there contact on there website...

http://www.winstonrods.com/category/resources/contact.php
 

LD

Active Member
#6
If it is a metal tube, the tube and sock are worth more than $10. Bad thing about Winston is they are not as warranty or replacement friendly as some other companies for second owners. For original owners they are great. Good luck.
 
#7
If it is a metal tube, the tube and sock are worth more than $10. Bad thing about Winston is they are not as warranty or replacement friendly as some other companies for second owners. For original owners they are great. Good luck.
Yes it was in the metal tube with the sock and from what the original owner told me it was only used once before the tip was lost.

Just sent an email so fingers crossed.
 

snarlac

Active Member
#8
A lost section of a rod isn't covered by anybody's warranty. I'm sure Winston can come up with a price to fabricate a top section that fits if you send them your rod. Probably $200 or so; not worth it imo. I'm not aware they are in the biz of underwriting garage sale material. They charge $50 for shipping/handling on warranteed rods for starters.

I say part it out on EBAY or make it into a cat toy.
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#9
A lost section of a rod isn't covered by anybody's warranty
While this may technically be true I've had a lost rod tip replaced by TFO for the standard price of repair ($25). And yes, I was up front with them about having lost the tip while wiggling an un-strung rod in a bushy area while walking back to the car.
 
#11
Update. I was able to get ahold of the guys at Winston and they are able to replace it for 60 bucks plus 50 shipping. Now it's just a matter of having the extra cash to do so.
 

Josh

dead in the water
#13
Update. I was able to get ahold of the guys at Winston and they are able to replace it for 60 bucks plus 50 shipping. Now it's just a matter of having the extra cash to do so.
$50 shipping for a tip section? F--king H--l. That's insane.

No thanks Winston. You won't be getting any of my cash either.
 

snarlac

Active Member
#14
I'd say $60 for the tip; $50 to ship which is standard for most manufacturers; is very fair. You might wanna confirm whether or not you need to send them your 3 pieces as well - I assume you will in order to make it all fit together right; this will cost you another ~$20 for postage/tube/insurance as well. You didn't think this would be free, did you?